“These things become so hard to win these days,” Capps said. “But you take things for granted where I felt like we should’ve won at any of those first three races of the season. NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car division has to be the most competitive thing in the world right now its cut-throat.”
Hight had engine problems and crossed the center line before the finish line meanwhile Capps’ engine violently exploded as he reached the finish.
Capps pushed past Todd Simpson, John Force and teammate Jack Beckman before facing Hight in the finals. Hight defeated Jim Campbell, J.R. Todd and fellow John Force Racing teammate Courtney Force before falling to Capps.